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Current Obituaries

Jeffrey D. Valle

Jeffrey D. Valle, a lifelong resident of New Rochelle, died on December 12, 2018. He was 65.
Jeffrey was born on February 8, 1953 in New Rochelle, to the late Nicholas and Marjorie (Flynn) Valle.
He is survived by his sister Patricia Zaffo , his brother Craig Valle and his 3 nephews Christian Zaffo, Luke and James Valle. He was predeceased by his brother John.
Visiting hours are Friday 5-8pm at Lloyd Maxcy & Sons Beauchamp Chapel, Inc., 16 Shea Pl., New Rochelle. A funeral Mass is scheduled for Saturday 9:30am at Blessed Sacrament Church. Interment will follow Beechwoods Cemetery.

Sr. Marian Bohen, OSU

Sr. Marian Bohen, OSU

Sr. Marian Bohen, a beloved member of the Ursuline Community, died peacefully on December 9, 2018 at Andrus on Hudson, Hastings, NY.
Sr Marian was born Sarah Frances to Marion and Mark Bohen, in Minneapolis, MN in 1930.
Sr. Marian graduated from the College of New Rochelle in 1954. Sr. Marian undertook study at Regina Mundi in Rome and earned a Ph.D. in Religious Education at the Catholic University of America. She then embarked on a 25-year educational ministry in Indonesia. Her many contributions there include teaching new Ursuline sisters, as a professor of theology at the University of Indonesia and the Atma Jaya Catholic University, teacher/director at the Catechetical Institute in Jakarta.
After returning to the US in the late 1980s Sr. Marian took faculty positions at Marist College and the Maryknoll School of Theology. In 1989 she began a long and productive affiliation with Sing Sing Prison, serving as an associate professor and coordinator of the New York Theological Seminary’s Certificate in Ministry program at the prison, and later taught for the Rising Hope program which succeeded it. It was noted that she “taught a number of courses, recruited volunteers, shaped the curriculum, maintained and effective relationship with Sing Sing administration, and managed every aspect of the program.”
Sister has donated her body to science. A memorial Mass will be held at the Ursuline Province Center, 1338 North Ave. on December 14th at 4:00pm. Calling hours will begin at 3:00pm with a prayer service.
In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to the Ursuline Sisters Retirement Fund at the Ursuline Provincialate, 1338 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10804.

Carmella M. Rosamonda

Carmella M. Rosamonda, 93, passed away peacefully on Dec. 8, after a brief illness.

She was born and raised in New Rochelle, to Margaret & Henry Camardella. Carmella attended and graduated from Albert Leonard High School where she met the love of her life, Patsy L. Rosamonda.
After he returned from WW II, they were married in June 1947. In 1974, the family moved to the Chester Heights section of Mount Vernon. After over 47 years of marriage, her lifelong partner, Patsy passed away in 1994.

For many years, Carmella worked for the Big Top chain of stores in Wykagyl and was affectionately known as “Connie” to staff and customers alike. Carmella loved to cook & bake and spend time with her family. She loved to knit and gifted many with beautiful Afghans, baby blankets and hats that she so enjoyed making. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially her many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.

She is survived by her daughters, Elizabeth and Patricia, and a sister, Kathryn Codella. She is predeceased by her sisters, Nicoletta Giustino, Assunta Italiano, Gloria Panico and a brother Henry Camardella.

Visitation will be at Sisto & Paino Funeral Home on Tuesday, from 2 – 4 and 7-9. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, at Holy Family Church,on Mayflower Avenue at 10:30am

Susan Choolfaian

Susan Choolfaian

Susan Choolfaian died December 5, 2018 at United Hebrew Home in New Rochelle, NY after a long battle with dementia. She was a devoted wife to her husband Jack Choolfaian for 33 years. She is survived by her two sons Gary and Steven, her granddaughter Jennifer Lee Ayvaz and husband Matthew, and great grandson Jackson Terry. She is also survived by sisters Frances Curci and Marion Melende.

Susan was born August 15, 1928 in the Bronx, New York. She was the seventh child of Dominic and Mary Gallelo and attended PS12 school.

Susan enjoyed a long and blessed life along with her six loving sisters and two brothers. She also cherished her many loving nieces, nephews and lifelong friends. She enjoyed cooking, baking and developing a wide variety of cultural and secret family dishes. She created a beautiful and warm home through meticulous attentiveness to detail. Loving memories of all that she has done for her loved ones will keep her close to our hearts.

Visitation will be held on Friday December 7th from 2-4pm and 7-9 pm at Llyod Maxcy Funeral Home in New Rochelle, NY. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday December 8th at 9:30 am at Blessed Sacrament Church in New Rochelle, NY. Burial services to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, New York.

Sr. Sheila Murphy, OSU

Sr. Sheila Murphy, OSU

Sister Sheila Murphy, OSU, a beloved member of the Ursuline Community, died peacefully on December 5, 2018 at Andrus –on-Hudson, Hastings, NY.
Born in Flushing, NY, in 1931, she was the daughter of Martha Fairbrother and George Murphy. Predeceased by her parents, Sr. Sheila is survived by her loving Ursuline Community, cousins and friends.
After graduating from the College of New Rochelle in 1953, Sister Sheila entered the Ursuline Order in Beacon, NY and professed her vows in January 1956. Known as Mother Martha, she earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Catholic University of America.
A gifted and creative educator, Sr. Sheila’s ministry in education included serving as a teacher or principal in the Bronx at Our Lady of Mercy, St Philip Neri, St. Jerome, Ursuline Academy Lower School in Bethesda, MD, and at All Souls Catholic School in Sanford, FL. In addition, her passion for the integrity of the earth and social justice inspired her to serve on the Social Services Board in the Diocese of Orlando, Fl.
She also spent a year teaching English as a Second Language in Thailand.
Over the years, Sr. Sheila served the Ursuline Community in many capacities: Superior of the Bedford Park Convent, Provincial Councilor, and Board member for the Academy of Mount St. Ursula, as well as, the MSU Speech Center.
Before her move to New Rochelle in 2016, Sr. Sheila served in Malone, NY for more than a decade as a volunteer in a variety of ministries. She was involved in Notre Dame Parish, the Ursuline Associates, and the Council of Religious, Social Justice Committee for the Diocese of Ogdensburg.
Visitation will be Dec. 7th from 3:00-5:00pm at the Ursuline Province Center ,1338 North Ave New Rochelle, NY 10804. There will be a prayer service at 4:00pm.
Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Dec 8th at 11:30 am. Burial will be at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
Donations in Sr. Sheila’s name may be made to the Ursuline Sisters Retirement Fund at the North Ave address.

Louis Toyo

Visiting Tuesday 8:30am-10:00am
Mass Tuesday 10:30am St. Gabriel’s
Interment Kensico

Sergio S. Braz

Visiting Thursday 4-8pm
Service Thursday night 7pm
Interment Private

James F. LaSala

James F. LaSala

James F. LaSala, a longtime resident of New Rochelle and Larchmont, died on December 1, 2018. He was 34.
James was born on May 12, 1984 in New Rochelle, NY to Francine Doca and Anthony LaSala. He was drafted and played for Yankee Minor League Baseball System. He was a science teacher in P10X School in the Bronx, NY. No matter where he went, he lit up a room and was loved by everyone.
He is survived by his parents Francine (Alfonso) Gialanella and Anthony (Jenny); his siblings Allison, Frank (Diane), Joseph (Jen), Jessica (Chris), Stephanie (Evan), Jason (Lindsey); his nieces and nephews Jack, Shane, Madison, Samantha, Faye, Beau, Nate, Grace, Harry, and James.
He was predeceased by his grandparents Jack (Fay) Doca and Frank (Alice) LaSala.
Visiting will be on Tuesday 2-5 & 7-9pm at Lloyd Maxcy & Sons Beauchamp Chapel, 16 Shea Pl, New Rochelle. A funeral Mass is scheduled for Wednesday 10:30am at Blessed Sacrament Church. Interment will be Private.

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